New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 - 232 pages
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years.
These questions are explored by examining an array of historical, philosophical and contemporary sources. Attention is paid, for example, to the Bruno Latour's The Politics of Nature as a model for science policy, as well as the global controversy surrounding Bjorn Lomborg's The Sceptical Environmentalist, which led to the dismantling and re-establishment of the Danish national research ethics board.
New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies will appeal strongly to scholars and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses concerned with the social dimensions of science and technology, and anyone who cares about the future of science.
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In the past , I have targeted the weakness . Merton's principles are a paradigm
case of normativity derived merely from what people say they do rather than their
actual conduct ( Fuller 1997 : 63–7 ) . Just as no sophisticated sociologist would ...
It is not because politicians are especially duplicitous or unrigorous but because
they are more concerned with the future than the past – and evidence is always
about something that has already happened , which of course may or may not be
Consequently , it is hard to say that there is now more fraud than in some
supposedly less competitive past . We might imagine the level of fraud to have
been less in the past , given the lack of incentives . But there may have been
more fraud ...
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